Feb 22, 2012

Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to Speak at 2012 Commencement

(Newport News, Va.) - Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnellChristopher Newport University announced today that Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell will be the keynote speaker at CNU's spring commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2012. 

"We are honored that Governor McDonnell will deliver our commencement address as we celebrate CNU’s 50th anniversary and hold our first graduation ceremony on the magnificent Great Lawn. Higher education in Virginia has never had a more committed champion than Bob McDonnell, and I know the governor’s words will instruct and inspire our 1,000-plus graduates," said CNU President Paul Trible.
Information regarding CNU's 86th commencement exercises and a schedule of events can be found at http://commencement.cnu.edu/.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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Lori Jacobs
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